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Lot 434

Armory Show 1913 Exhibition Poster

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

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Original color screenprint and letterpress poster for the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as The Armory Show, The official poster announced the first venue of the three-city Armory Show tour in New York from February 15 to March 15, 1913. Housed under plexiglass in a narrow gilt frame. Mid 20th c. New York framing label en verso. Sight - 20 3/8" x 14 1/8" Frame - 21 1/2" x 15".

Note: The Armory Show is credited with ushering in a new era in art and introducing Americans to Impressionism, Neo- and Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and modern sculpture. The exhibition included paintings from European modernist artists like Degas, Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse, and Gaugin. The uprooted pine tree image on the poster, also used for the cover of the exhibition catalogue, was derived from the Massachusetts Revolutionary-era battle flag, "proclaiming liberation from the art of the past" (Ref. Shapiro, p. 135).


Very good condition with minor toning; 1 1/2" scuff upper left quadrant in reddish/brown area of flag. With old tape to edges en verso along with pencil inscription. Poster is lightly adhered to backing with archival tape. Frame has some surface wear and scratching.

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The collection of Ronnie Steine, Nashville, by descent from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Steine.